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Brigitte Bardot urges Japan to stop whaling(Japan Today)

Brigitte Bardot urges Japan to stop whaling(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Former screen siren Brigitte Bardot has joined forces with militant environmentalists to call on Japan to halt its “campaign of death” in the annual Antarctic whale hunt. … Read entire article »

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Tepco manuals point to critical safety lapses: Instructions fail to address total loss of power to plant’s reactors(Japan Times)

By KAZUAKI NAGATA: Staff writer:  Newly disclosed manuals for workers at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant highlight the utility’s lack of preparedness for an emergency, a major factor leading to the meltdowns after the March 11 quake-tsunami, a review by The Japan Times showed Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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Rainforest Action Network Statement Calling for San Francisco to Cut Ties with Bank of America(RAN)

Rainforest Action Network Statement Calling for San Francisco to Cut Ties with Bank of America(RAN)

Today Rainforest Action Network (RAN) urged the City of San Francisco to cut ties with Bank of America, calling for the city to review its contracts with Bank of America next spring when the city re-opens bidding for its service agreements. As the Occupy movement exposes the current public anger with banks, Bank of America has risen as one of the most distrusted in the country. … Read entire article »

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U.S. takes welcome action to seize dictator’s son’s haul(Global witness)

Today the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) filed an asset forfeiture claim against a $30m Malibu house, a $38.5 million Gulfstream jet and other assets owned by the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, claiming that they were bought with the proceeds of corruption. Global Witness, which in 2006 first revealed that Teodorin Obiang owned the Malibu mansion, welcomes this action after several years of investigations. … Read entire article »

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Nuclear Fuel Recycling Costly: Japan Govt Group(JIJI)

Tokyo, Oct. 25 (Jiji Press)–Nuclear fuel recycling is twice as costly as direct disposal of spent fuel, a subgroup of the Japanese government’s Atomic Energy Commission said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

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Expert: Radioactive materials reached Kanto via 2 routes(Asahi)

Expert: Radioactive materials reached Kanto via 2 routes(Asahi)

Radioactive materials from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reached the Kanto region mainly via two routes, but they largely skirted the heavily populated areas of Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture, an expert said. … Read entire article »

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